This pair wanted to stay true to themselves despite overwhelming pressure from friends and family. But they found the right balance between pressure and advice and totally made it work. We're now looking at a gorgeous outdoor wedding-in-the-round, bicycle-themed decor, and a two-day celebration that allowed for a reception free from anxiety.
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These two love them some old timey fun and brought it ALL to their wedding in the bride's hometown of Detroit. She also totally schooled her Chicago pals in all things awesome in Detroit: the Henry Ford museum complex, awesome food (including Coney dogs!), and goodie bags filled with local snacks and beers. Get on your penny-farthing and come take a peek!
This wedding is such a testament to budget weddings and their ability to be completely awesome without lots of bells and whistles. But three things they definitely found room for were their three geek-tastic cakes: Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. You'll also never guess how one of the bride's brothers found a way to be present without actually being able to attend. Plus, we dare you to find ALL the geeky and bookish references in their epic, communal ceremony reading. So many references!
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This bride goes gaga for DIY projects, and the biggest problem was reining them in! One of the best projects was the bride's rap video gift to the groom. You have to see it to believe it. Other killer details included the dance into the ceremony, the abundant coffee filter flowers, and the cutie-pie vows worth stealing. But be warned: good luck getting through their favorite moment. Tissues will be required.
A lake house surrounded by a forest is a gorgeous setting for this rustic-inspired "middle of nowhere" wedding. With ceremony performances, pinwheels, the groom's dad as officiant, and a pup in a tuxedo, get ready to be charmed.
Fabric and button flowers, overflowing tea cups, The Red Queen's croquet, and some adorable hats — it can only be an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding! Add in the epic food fight and you're in for hilarity. Watch out for Alice though — she's got her eye on your cake.
Retro dresses, victory rolls, in-ceremony Facebook updates, a pre-ceremony cocktail party, lots of polka-dots, and an impromptu feat of strength on the dance floor: it's a retro wedding for everyone!
This wedding explodes with DIY details: a handmade dress and shrug, self-assembled bouquets and centerpieces, jewelry, hairpieces, flask garters, photo booth props, and barefoot sandals(!). The sandals were the perfect shoe solution for a beach ceremony. The handfasting, adorable "ring bear," and gorgeous setting round out a fabulous wedding day.